2-2-17 first firing

Here are some pics from the first firing for 2017. Quite a few of these pieces are heading to a new gallery in Blowing Rock, scheduled to open in March or April. One of them (Free Bird :-) was made as a gift for a special friend of ours. I really like this white glaze; slow cooling the kiln as I now do has made a big difference in the opacity and texture of this glaze. Also, there are some vases and a few bowls made from Starworks Clay's East Fork Red clay body. I have been really pleased with the clays that Takuro is blending at Starworks. Having access to local, primarily wild clays has been a game changer for me.